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The light of the world

by Mike Ratliff

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

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Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?

by Mike Ratliff

1 What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

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Personal Holiness vs Self-Righteousness

by Mike Ratliff

24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Matthew 23:24 (NASB) 

A huge trap that Christians can fall into is conforming to self-righteousness.

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Personal holiness

Sadly one can have an interest in “holiness” as a doctrine without having a hunger to be holy. One can have an interest in the history of holiness or even the history of the “holiness movement” without a desire for personal holiness. 54 more words


Do not love the world nor the things in the world because If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him

by Mike Ratliff

1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

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X-MEN: Unmasked

Living in the world can sometimes feel like a masquerade ball.

We all can’t help but to wear our masks. We project a reality to people around us that doesn’t represent the truth. 251 more words


For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it

by Mike Ratliff

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

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